Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya
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Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

Pakora made with greens are very popular, here is one such recipe of Methi pakora.With added goodness of fenugreek leaves, it makes the pakora even more tastier.Pakora are made with different veggies. There are also many regional variations in the recipes.

An addition of fenugreek leaves will give a twist to the pakoras and will make the pakoras even more tastier. It is a perfect snack for rainy or winter days with a hot cup of tea.

For those who doesn’t know, methi is fenugreek leaves and gota means pakoda or fritters. So methi Na gota = fenugreek leaves pakoda = fenugreek leaves fritters.

These mouthwatering methi gota are light and fluffy and spongy from inside and crunchy from outside. Usually pakoda and gota are different. Pakoda are little crispy and has less water added while making batter, while gota are soft, spongy and batter is thin compared to Punjabi pakoda.

It is very popular snack from Gujarat. You will find these methi pakoda in every shop which sells snacks aka ‘Farsan’ in Gujarat. Apart from winter, it tastes best in monsoon.

Serve methi pakoda as a starter or as a tea time snack with green chutney or tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup. You can also have them with roti or sandwich them between bread slices.

how to make Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya recipe with step by step photo:

  1. Take a bowl and add 1 ½ cup fresh chopped methi.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  2. Add 1 cup chopped coriander leaves.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  3. Add 1 cup chopped palak.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  4. Add 1 cup chopped spring onions, 1 ½ cup chopped onions.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  5. Add 2 tbsp. grated ginger, 1/3 cup chopped garlic, and ½ cup chopped green chilies.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  6. Add salt as per taste, 1 tbsp. black paper powder.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  7. Add 5 cup gram flour. Add gradually.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  8. Add 1 tbsp. soda bi carb then add 3 tbsp. lemon juice on the soda bi carb. Mix all together.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  9. Add 1/3 cup water. Add more water if required.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  10. Take a pan and add oil. After that take small portion of gram flour batter and put it in hot oil. Deep fry the pakoda. Make it golder brown color.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

  11. Serve it with tomato ketch up and green chutney.

    Methi Pakoda recipe | how to make Methi Bhajiya

Recipe Notes

  • If you want more crispness, than add some rice flour.
  • The amount of spice can be less or more as per your taste.
  • Take care of the Batter consistency. It should be in medium consistency. If the batter becomes too thin, add some gram flour. If it became too thick, add some water.
  • Any greens should be washed thoroughly before chopping.  This is to get rid of find sand particles if any in the methi leaves.
  • Always fry gota on medium heat, and keep moving them to get it golden brown from all sides. If you fry them on higher heat then they stays raw from inside. It is very awful to eat raw besan.